Love your pets, but can’t take them on your travels? Here’s an option: Rover.com

{I am in no way affiliated with Rover.com – but wanted to pass along my new found tip and $20 coupon to you!} Gearing up for some epic summer fun, we know that boarding our dogs in our vet’s kennels isn’t necessarily great for extended stays. Our dogs thrive with the company of humans, and each other, though having space to get out and about … Continue reading Love your pets, but can’t take them on your travels? Here’s an option: Rover.com

#InstaWrimo Day 9: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

{Affiliate links in text – thanks for supporting my blog!} In my creative backpack: {Image taken & edited with my iPhone S in the basic Instagram Application} Day 9: Best NaNoWriMo Swag My best {and only!} NaNoWriMo Swag is my ‘I Novel’ button and NaNoWriMo sticker. Having guided the novel writing process several times to homeschoolers, as well as my own children, I can say the … Continue reading #InstaWrimo Day 9: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

Bikurgurl 2018, Road Trip to Bellingham, Hotel Writing

#InstaWrimo Day 8: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

{Affiliate links in text – thanks for supporting my blog!} In my creative backpack: {Image taken & edited with my iPhone S in the basic Instagram Application} Day 8: Story Map Be a physical map of an area, plotting a diagram, a series of images or scraps of paper, but more likely a narrative, my story maps evolve fluidly through my writing. Based on locations, experiences, … Continue reading #InstaWrimo Day 8: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

#InstaWrimo Day 6: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

{Affiliate links in text – thanks for supporting my blog!} In my creative backpack: {Images taken & edited with my iPhone S in the basic Instagram Application} I rarely leave the house without a notebook. As a result, my writing spot varies greatly. I find writing at home is comfortable, but writing while I’m out is wonderful for jogging my memory or capturing those random, … Continue reading #InstaWrimo Day 6: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

Christmas Season 2017

During the Christmas Season, we have the tradition of attending many holiday events and activities. Our very good friend, Sumeya, ice skates. We love to see her holiday shows. Singing songs, being outside, enjoying the Season! Our travels have taken us all over the Greater Seattle area. We love seeing the sights! At home we’ve been busy too! Star Wars movies, wrapping presents, trimming tree… … Continue reading Christmas Season 2017

November 2017 Weekly Bullet Journal Spread

Keeping on top of homeschooling, traveling, blogging; being a mother, daughter, sister, wife, friend, mother, woman, blogger….. am a bit obsessive about planning. Getting all the dots lined up, all the items checked off, is part of the process. This month I’m keeping track of my time and my habits with this weekly spread. I’d been bopping back and forth between my ending Happy Planner, … Continue reading November 2017 Weekly Bullet Journal Spread

Grace and Space through Celebrations

As the holiday season approaches, I am filled with satisfaction of our family rituals. Set in place through years of trials and triumphs, we honor the days, the holidays, the family-togetherness which we’ve come to expect in the everyday as well as the extraordinary. I am reminded of our search for minimalism in a very materialistic world when the fall season rolls in with the … Continue reading Grace and Space through Celebrations

100 Word Wednesday: Week 32

Image credit: Bikurgurl, 2017 Thank you for joining our awesome writing community who challenges themselves weekly as we weave together our 100 words! What 100 words would you give this image? Interested in joining us? Check out the guidelines below and ping back to be included in the Writing Wind-up! Let the writing begin! How to participate? A few guidelines as we begin…. Simply check … Continue reading 100 Word Wednesday: Week 32

Travel Planning: Prague, Czech Republic

Planning for travel in Prague has been a dream come true! While it’s one thing to study history, nations, geography, and governments, it’s quite another thing to actually walk the paths of those who have come before us. To see what they saw, to experience the city and landscapes others experience. As white, middle class Americans, we have limited opportunities to achieve hands-on learning overseas. … Continue reading Travel Planning: Prague, Czech Republic

Bucket List

Bucket List Weaving our way across the island, we never imaged we’d find the trail ending at the lighthouse. For all it’s charm and former glory, the quaint cottage no longer held a lighthouse keeper. A relic from the past, as I realized I’d become myself, which became a destination to check off. Bucket List Item #42 – check. Is that what life is? A … Continue reading Bucket List